Latest News About Black Holes
A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Astronomers have spotted a star in our galaxy that races around a black hole at a breakneck speed, orbiting once every 2.4 hours.
Europe’s XMM-Newton space telescope has helped to identify a star and a black hole that orbit each other at the dizzying rate of once every 2.4 hours, smashing the previous record by nearly an hour.
Schmidt discusses quasars, their impact on astronomy and the anniversary of his seminal find.
Astronomers still lack a basic understanding of how these incredibly bright objects work.
The Milky Way's central black hole is in for a tasty treat.
An unusual vertical column hides the black hole in an X-ray binary system with a rare orientation.
The discovery could help astronomers better understand how these behemoths grow.
The findings are based on observations made by the NuSTAR and XMM-Newton space telescopes.
This space wallpaper from ESO’s VISTA telescope reveals a celestial landscape of vast, glowing clouds of gas and tendrils of dust surrounding hot young stars. This infrared view reveals the stellar nursery known as NGC 6357 in a new light.
This artist’s impression shows the material ejected from the region around the supermassive black hole in the quasar SDSS J1106+1939 in this cool space wallpaper.
The warped leftovers of an exploded star could be hiding what is possibly the youngest black hole in our galaxy.
Giant black holes are famous for their appetites, but these matter-munching monsters are even greedier than scientists had thought.
Black holes are some of the strangest and most mysterious objects in the universe.
This gorgeous pink galaxy hides a gorging black hole.
Swirling gas around black holes provides the key.